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‘Stern action to be taken against those behind attack on Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation Mayor

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017,16:19 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today stern action would be taken against those behind the attack on the City Corporation Mayor V K Prasanth, who was injured in a clash between councillors of ruling CPI(M) and BJP.

Four councillors were also injured yesterday during a discussion on installing high mast lights in the city.

“The attack was pre-planned and the incident cannot be trivalised.Stern action will be taken against those behind the attack”, Vijayan told reporters here after visiting the mayor at the medical college hospital here.

Prasanth, who is undergoing treatment, alleged that some outsiders also took part in the violence, which was led by BJP councillors.
He was ‘seriosly injured’ in the pre-planend attack on his life, the mayor said.

Meanwhile CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Congress leader V M Sudheeran visited the mayor at the hospital.